State Sen. Larry Grooms has stated that the Berkeley County School Board has the right to pray. Yes they do, as does every citizen of the country — just not as part of a government body meeting.

I suggest that he read the Constitution. It is a shame that those who insist that religion be a part of government activity do not recognize the similarity to the policies of the Middle Eastern theocracies they abhor.

Dan Knapp

Farmfield Avenue

Charleston